Archive for the ‘Retail’ category

US-Africa Summit: Six investment ideas for US firms seeking returns in Africa

Investment perspectives from top business leaders.

Want to crack the Nigerian market? Five tips for consumer goods companies

McKinsey shares some strategies for success in the Nigerian market.

Consumer potential: Three Nigerian city clusters to compete with Lagos

McKinsey suggests three city clusters in Nigeria with sizable populations to rival Lagos.

Don’t ignore what Africa does best – the informal sector

Nigerian-American journalist and author, Dayo Olopade, talks about the heart of Africa’s commercial activity.

E-commerce could challenge bricks and mortar retail in Africa

Online retailers such as Zando and Jumia have ambitious growth plans.

Why Woolworths’ African food stores rely on exports from South Africa

Woolworths is expanding its African food operations, but sourcing local fresh produce remains a challenge.

Kenya’s modern shopping mall boom reaches secondary towns

Buffalo Mall will be the first mall in the town of Naivasha.

Local businesses should capitalise on Africa’s rising opportunities, says DHL

DHL highlights opportunities for African entrepreneurs and SMEs in the continent.

Executives rank South Africa as a top FDI destination, despite weakening economy

South Africa ranked as only African country in A.T. Kearney’s top 25 most attractive FDI markets.

Mismatch in franchise industry could be fatal to business success

“Don’t buy a restaurant franchise if you like to go to sleep early.”

New car market in Africa remains ‘very small’

A look at the used and new car markets in Africa.

Celebrated Ethiopian entrepreneur behind soleRebels reveals her next big idea

Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu launches online business, Republic of Leather.

Africa’s 15 hottest investment zones

Sub-Saharan Africa has seen a 4.7% increase in foreign direct investment in 2013.

Have a clear brand message, and stay true to it

To connect with consumers, brands must have a clear picture of their target audience.

Why property developer sees potential in Mozambique’s Beira, Pemba and Nacala

Atterbury’s projects include mixed-use developments in Mozambique and malls in Ghana.